Gary Entz

Board of Directors / Commentator

In addition to being a historian and educator, Gary R. Entz serves on WXPR's Board of Directors and writes WXPR's "A Northwoods Moment in History" which is heard Friday mornings on WXPR's Morning Edition.

After serving six years in the US Navy, he returned to college and earned a B.A. in history from Bethel College, Kansas.  He earned an M.A. in history from James Madison University, Virginia, and a Ph.D. ftom the University of Utah.   He is the author of "Llewellyn Castle: A Worker's Cooperative on the Great Plains," University of Nebraska Press, 2013. He and his wife Ocie Kilgus have made the Rhinelander area their home since 2009.

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Every Friday, we turn back the clock on Morning Edition with local historian Gary Entz to find out what life in the Northwoods used to be like. This is part of a new initiative by WXPR to tell the history and culture of northern Wisconsin.

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Every Friday, we'll turn back the clock on Morning Edition with local historian Gary Entz to find out what life in the Northwoods used to be like. This is part of a new initiative by WXPR to tell the history and culture of northern Wisconsin.

On July 2, 1954, the citizens of Rhinelander were able to enjoy what was billed as “the last word in theater engineering.”